— Oppenheimer quoting the Bhagavad Gita. I most recently heard this recited in the excellent new science fiction film, “Ex Machina.” I had one of my own characters quote him when a new weapon was revealed in my novel. This photo was floating around in my downloads folder, for some reason.
I always thought he invoked the quote after the first atomic bomb was successfully tested in New Mexico in 1945, right there at the site. Now I am reading that he recited it afterward?
Look at the photo. The guy had the face of a thoughtful, boyish, soft spoken poet. Then consider his invention.
God has bizarre sense of irony.